Edison Bank Robbed

EDISON – Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Route 27 bank last Friday morning.

The robber entered the HSBC Bank branch at 1819 Route 27 around 9:20 a.m. on June 12, police said. He handed the teller a note that read, “I have a gun. Give me your money,” Edison police Lt. Joseph Shannon said.

The robber never showed a weapon, but escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen running north on the southbound side of the highway, police said.

Five employees were present, but no customers were in the building at the time of the robbery, police said. No one was injured.

Witnesses described the suspect as white, 6 feet 1 inch tall with a thin build, between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap with the hood pulled over the hat, Shannon said. He was also wearing gloves.

The FBI has joined Edison police in the investigation.

Police ask anyone with information on the crime to call Edison Detective Frank Varga at 732-248-7533 or FBI Special Agent Carrie Brzezinski at 732-469-7986.

Bank surveillance photo of the robbery suspect (Photo courtesy of the Edison Police Department)

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